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Exploring the Connection Between Yoga and the Heart

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition marked by an irregular heartbeat, increases a patient’s risk for stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. AFib is a serious condition, and if left untreated, AFib may lead to death. The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) is committed to raising awareness of this condition and navigating AFib patients toward wellness.

This month, MCNH will offer two free seminars for those living with AFib to explore the connection between yoga and the heart. Yoga has been shown to have a calming influence that can regulate the heart’s beat in patients with AFib. “Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga – How They Work Hand in Hand” is a free seminar that will provide education as well as gentle yoga practice.

This seminar will be offered on the following dates

Tuesday, September 4

Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga

12:00 p.m.

Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Dr. in Macon.

Presented by Jonathan Hoffman, M.D.

Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157 required.

Saturday, September 22

Atrial Fibrillation & Yoga

9:00 a.m.

Amerson River Park, 2251 North Pierce Dr. in Macon

Smoothies will be served.

Please RSVP to 478-633-7157 required.

Those concerned about AFib and ready to seek treatment may also contact Navicent Health’s AFib Information Line at 1-844-633-7738.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region’s oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area’s first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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